July 2021

Boost for China’s ferro-chrome market from 13-year-high tender

China’s domestic and imported ferro-chrome prices were both boosted again in the week ended Tuesday July 27 after major stainless steel mills raised their August tender prices by 2,400 yuan ($369) per tonne from the previous month, to a level not seen in the past 13 years.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: New Chinese tender price sparks spot market surge

An overview of the chrome ore and alloy markets in Asia, Europe and the United States on Tuesday July 27 and their latest price moves.

IN FIGURES: China’s ores, alloys imports in June 2021

A summary of China’s ores and alloys imports for June 2021.

Tight supply continues to ratchet up China’s ferro-chrome prices

Domestic prices for ferro-chrome in the spot market in China surged in the week ended Tuesday July 20 following production cuts in the province of Inner Mongolia.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: China’s spot domestic alloy market continues uptrend

An overview of the chrome ore and alloy markets in Asia, Europe and the United States on Tuesday July 20 and their latest price moves.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from July 15

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Thursday July 15 that are worth another look.

Glencore warns of potential for force majeure amid South Africa unrest

Glencore has described rioting in South Africa as a “force majeure event” in a letter to customers about a number of ores, alloys and metals exported from the country, although this is not a declaration of force majeure.

China’s ferro-chrome prices rise further on tighter supply

China’s domestic ferro-chrome prices rose further in the week ending Tuesday July 13 after major production regions imposed tighter power restrictions, while prices for imported charge chrome followed suit amid bullish sentiment across international markets.

Riots, looting trigger force majeure at South African ports

Widespread violence and looting have triggered declarations of force majeure at ports in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal, threatening to stall exports of chrome and manganese.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from July 13

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday July 13 that are worth another look.